Vietnamese young talent Nguyễn Văn Phương. — Photo VTF
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese young talent Nguyễn Văn Phương was ousted from the main round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London, England on Monday.
Phương lost to Nakashima Brandon of the US 0-6, 6-7.
Phương is world junior No 64, while Brandon is world junior No 7.
Earlier, Phương, the No 5 seed in the qualifiers, defeated Finn Murgett of the hosts 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 as well as beat Loris Pourroy of France 6-3, 6-3 in the qualification round.
In the men’s doubles, Phương will pair with Kevin Chahoud of Sweden to face the duo Andrew Paulsono of the Philippines and Eric Vanshelboim of Ukraine in the first round.
At the Australian Open earlier this year, Phương of Becamex Bình Dương was also knocked out in the main round.
In 2015, Phương’s compatriot Lý Hoàng Nam won the men’s doubles title of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships along with his Indian partner Sumit Nagal, defeating Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final, becoming the first Vietnamese tennis player to win a Grand Slam trophy. — VNS